Bitcoin.com recently spoke with Michael Kimberl of Sean’s Outpost concerning an upcoming threat against the Satoshi Forest sanctuary’s livelihood by neighboring property owners and Escambia County officials. A magistrate is expected to give a decision on August 12 whether Satoshi Forest has violated an ordinance regarding residents staying on the land, which could include heavy fines against the organization and eviction.
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Well-Known Bitcoin Nonprofit Satoshi Forest Is Threatened by County Violations
The Sean’s Outpost charity has been fueled by Bitcoin since its start 2013. Founded by Michael Kimberl and Jason King, the organization has created an outreach program called “Satoshi Forest.” Spread across nine acres of land in Pensacola, Florida, the project provides shelter for the homeless and has fed over 167,000 meals — all paid for with cryptocurrency.
Current Satoshi Forest residents are in jeopardy of being kicked off the land, and the owners may be threatened with costly fines that could bankrupt them. The project is allegedly in violation of a county ordinance that forbids structures and residents from staying on the land for longer than fourteen days.
Additionally, owners of neighboring property do not want the outreach to